Waterfront Dining in Plymouth- 9 Great Spots

waterfront dining in Plymouth

waterfront dining in plymouth

Most people know about Plymouth’s wealth of historical landmarks, but have you ever considered waterfront dining in Plymouth? Located just steps away from the several historical sites in the Plymouth Cultural District lies the Village Market Place, the home to several waterfront dining locations.

Some of the Best Places for Waterfront Dining in Plymouth

From fine dining to casual eats, there’s somewhere for everyone to enjoy good food and a view on the Plymouth waterfront. In this article, we take a deeper look at some of the best locations for waterfront dining in Plymouth.

1. Waterfront Bar & Grille

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Hours: 11 am to 1 am daily (Lunch, Dinner, & Brunch on Sundays)

Location: 170 Water St # 170, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: (508) 591-8393

The Waterfront Bar & Grille boasts a large menu of “smart” seafood and pub grub. They are home to the only outdoor raw bar on the South Shores. You can spend a beautiful afternoon shucking oysters and enjoying the view.

The restaurant also often hosts live entertainment. In addition, they have an expansive patio with an upstairs deck to ensure that every patron gets to enjoy the historic harbor.

2. East Bay Grille

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Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm

Location: 173 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone:  (508) 746-9751

The East Bay Grille offers “classic” New England dining. They have everything from fresh seafood to premium cut steaks. Attire is business casual, so it’s best to freshen up at your hotel if you plan on going after a long day of touring.

3. Tavern on the Wharf

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Hours: Vary, but generally 11 am to midnight

Location: 6 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: (508) 927-4961

Tavern on the Wharf offers American-style food in a nautical-themed restaurant. It’s a casual restaurant with an emphasis on good food. If you are unable to get a table, order take-out and enjoy a meal in one of the nearby parks.

4. Anna’s Harborside Grille


Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30am – 10:00pm, Sunday (Brunch) 10:00am – 10:00pm

Location: 145 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone:  (508) 591-7372

Anna’s Harborside Grille has a focus on Greek and Mediterranean food. They serve up family recipes that have been passed down over three generations. The restaurant is family-owned and operated.

5. Surfside Smokehouse


Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30 am – 8pm, Sunday 10 am – 5pm

Location: 14 Union Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone:  (508) 927-4111

Surfside Smokehouse serves a combination of traditional southern BBQ and seafood. The restaurant changed ownership recently but still continues to serve the same menu. They focus on a casual, welcoming atmosphere with great service.

6. Salt Restaurant


Hours: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, closed on Tuesdays

Location: 170 Water Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Phone: (774) 283-4660

Salt is a fine dining establishment that serves seafood and steak. Known for their large portions and creative cocktail menu, you won’t leave hungry. Even with large portions, the quality and taste of the food are impeccable.

7. Lobster Hut

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Hours: 11-8 Friday and Saturday and 11-7 Sunday through Thursday

Location: 25 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: (508) 746-2270

Lobster Hut has been located on Town Wharf in Plymouth for over 50 years. The restaurant prides itself on serving “seafood at its best.” It’s a very casual environment where you can get fried seafood platters, sandwiches, or steamed seafood right next to where it came from.

8. The CabbyShack


Hours: 11 am – 1am

Location: 30 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: (508) 746-5354

The CabbyShack is a casual seafood restaurant that also serves pizza. They are famed for their “Big Shack” roll, which is an oversized lobster roll dripping with butter. They also serve a surprisingly good pizza and clam chowder in a bread bowl.

9. The Blue-Eyed Crab Caribbean Grill & Rum Bar

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Hours: Closed Monday – Tuesday, Wed & Thursday 4-9, Friday & Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-4

Location: 170 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: (508) 747-6776

This Caribbean-style restaurant puts a creative twist on local seafood. Every meal can be paired with a unique and innovative dish. The restaurant has been open since 2007 and was even featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Waterfront Dining in Plymouth

You can’t go wrong with any of the options for waterfront dining in Plymouth. Each restaurant puts its own unique style on the amazing local seafood with great alternatives for those who don’t enjoy seafood.

Whether you are looking for a special night out or a casual bite to eat after a long day of touring, there’s a waterfront dining in Plymouth option for you. If you are to the Cape and Islands check out restaurants on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.




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